Friday, September 13, 2019

USCIS Announces Final Rule Enforcing Long-Standing Public Charge Inadmissibility Law

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that clearly defines long-standing law to better ensure that aliens seeking to enter and remain in the United States — either temporarily or permanently — are self-sufficient and rely on their own capabilities and the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations rather than on public resources.

This final rule amends DHS regulations by prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on his or her likelihood of becoming a public charge at any time in the future, as set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The final rule addresses U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) authority to permit an alien to submit a public charge bond in the context of adjustment of status applications. The rule also makes nonimmigrant aliens who have received certain public benefits above a specific threshold generally ineligible for extension of stay and change of status.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Plaza penthouse finally sells for $32 million (and that’s half off)

British developer Christian Candy has finally sold his Plaza Hotel penthouse triplex, according to city property records.

But the price — $32.7 million — is almost half of his original asking price. The closing record was first reported by Curbed.

Candy made his name in London, where the brash and brassy developer and his brother Nick created kleptocrat-friendly One Hyde Park.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NYC Traffic Violations - Point & Insurance Reduction Program

What is the Point and Insurance Reduction Program?

The Point & Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) is also known as the Defensive Driving Course or Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course. It is a comprehensive driver safety course which provides knowledge and techniques for safe and lawful driving.  It is available throughout New York State through private companies or corporations, called "course sponsors," that are approved by DMV. Each course must meet strict standards for the type of information presented and program effectiveness.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

U.S. Will Track Secret Buyers of Luxury Real Estate

By Louise Story

Concerned about illicit money flowing into luxury real estate, the Treasury Department said Wednesday that it would begin identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end properties.

The initiative will start in two of the nation's major destination for global wealth: Manhattan and Miami-Dade County.  It will shine a light on the darkest corner of the real estate market: all-cash purchases made by shell companies that often shield purchasers' identities.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New York City False Arrest Cases/ Bronx False Arrest/ Unlawful Detention / False Imprisonment/ Malicious Prosecution

After a false arrest case is settled, the City of New York has 90 days after receipt of executed settlement documents to submit payment to the plaintiff. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Car accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian strike, Hit and Run cases

Under New York State Law, an injured person in an automobile accident shall give written notice of an accident as soon as reasonably practicable, but not more than 30 days of accident "unless eligibile person submits written proof providing clear and reasonable justification for failure to comply with time limitations." 11 NYCRR 65-2.4 (b).

The serious injury New York Insurance Law Section 5104 provides that any action by or on behalf of a covered person against another covered person for personal injuries arising out of negligence in the use or operation of a motor vehicle in New York, there is no right of recovery for basic economic or for non-economic loss, except in the case of serious injury.

Section 5104 does not apply to motorcycle accidents i.e., there is no serious injury threshold. 

Under Section 5102(d), a "serious injury" is one which results in

1. Death, Dismemberment or Significant Disfigurement;

2. A fracture;

3. Loss of fetus;

4. Permanent loss of use of a body organ or member;

5. Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member;

6. Significant limitation of use of a body function or a system; or

7. Medically determined injury or impairment of a nonpermanent nature which prevents the injured person from performing substantially all of the material acts which constitute such person's usual and customary activities for not less than 90 days during the 180 days following the occurrence of the injury or impairment.


An insurance carrier is required to pay or deny a claim for no fault benefits within 30 days of the date the insurer receives the proof of claim (Presbyterian Hosp. in City of N.Y. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 90 NY2d 274 [1997].

A hit and run victim may be entitled to benefits under the SUM endorsement of a motor vehicle policy if the victim is related to the named insured and resides in the same household as the named insured of that motor vehicle policy. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Law Blog

Under New York's Civil Practice Law and Review (CPLR 215), the following Intentional Torts have a One (1) year Statute of Limitations; Assault; Battery; False Imprisonment; Malicious Prosecution; Libel; Slander; Invasion of Privacy; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Harm.

If you have been falsely arrested in New York City, and intend to commence a state action against a New York City municipality, you have 90 days to serve a Notice of Claim.  The Statute of Limitations on such a claim is one year and ninety days.  Gen Mun. Law 50-1.

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